SoftSide Magazine Issue 55 (Computer Video) (April 1983). Entertainment Tomorrow (Robots scurrying through your home, computerized TV gameshows and a boom in educational computer games are the author's predictions for the not-so-distant future.) - Fred D'Ignazio, The World Connection (In this installment, we take a look at the "little guys" of computer data communications - bulletin board systems.) - Tim Knight, Where Has All the Resolution Gone? An Introduction to Video (Bridge the communication gap between television broadcasting and computer graphics.) - Tom Flynn, Cardboard to Cable: Computer Graphics Promote Community Awareness (Publicizing their efforts and their upcoming activities has always been a headache for the non-profit, under-budgeted organization. An innovative new service utilizing computer graphics is changing all that for non-profit groups in NYC.) - Ame Choate Flynn, Review of The BASIC Conversions Handbook (If the many dialects of BASIC confound you, you'll appreciate this little book.) - Stephen G. Stone III, Review of Speaking Easy (So you want your computer to talk to you? The author reviews three of the most popular speech synthesizers on the market today, and suggests some practical applications for them, as well.) - Peter J. Favaro, The Documentation Doctor The User-Programmer Gap (Writing your own software? This article is chock full of helpful hints for writing effective documentation.) - Michael L. Sanders, Bytes In Toyland (The author reports on his trip to the American Toy Fair - a veritable blizzard of innovative games and entertainment systems for the younger generation.) - Peter J. Favaro, Symposium on Small Computers and the Arts (Small and friendly, this conference highlights microcomputer graphics and music.) - Ame Choate Flynn, Editorial, Input, Hints and Enhancements, Bugs, Worms & Other Undesirables, The Sides of SoftSide, New Products, Market/Side, Advertisers' Index, Machine Head, Review of LPS II - THE GIBSON LIGHT PEN (Apple) - David Robitaille, Review of BOLO (Apple) - Kenneth S. Close, Review of APPLE BACKPACK: Humanized Programming in BASIC (Apple) - Steve Birchall, Review of MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR (PC) - Jay Marrone, Article - MAKING WAVES WITH THE ATARI (This article details the process of turning your Atari into an inexpensive oscilloscope.) (Atari) - Bill Williams, Article - GRAPHICS 8 WRITING (This informative article explores the versatility of the Atari's GRAPHICS 8 mode.) (Atari) - Sol Guber, Article - EXPLORING THE ATARI FRONTIER (More on the mysteries of the GTIA chip. In this installment, the author demonstrates the uses of the GTIA with Machine Language.) (Atari) - Alan J. Zett, Review of ASTROCHASE (Atari) - David Plotkin, Review of PROTECTOR II (Atari) - David Plotkin, Review of SUBMARINE COMMANDER (Atari) - Rick Koenig, Review of KEY COMMANDER (S-80) - Tim Knight, Review of TIME RUNNER (S-80) - Mark E. Renne, Review of ARMORED PATROL (S-80) - Andre Chen, Between Pages 44 and 45 (SoftSide Selections), FRONT RUNNER (MINI-GOLF for the Apple, Atari, IBM PC and TRS-80. Play an exciting nine holes of golf with your computer and your friends, without ever leaving your living room.), Micro Monopoly (Disk Version Bonus) (Apple), Apple Maze (Program) (Apple), Arachnid (Disk Version Bonus) (Atari), Smokey (Program) (Atari), Escape From The Dungeon Of The Gods (Program) (PC), Io Miner (Disk Version Bonus) (S-80), Defense (Program) (S-80), SoftSide CV/DV Adventure Series (VOLCANO ISLAND...for the Apple, Atari, IBM PC and TRS-80. Shipwrecked on a hostile island, you must get a message to someone before the island's volcano explodes, without offending the natives!).